Fraud case against Blackpool businessman collapses

A BLACKPOOL-based businessman is seeking an apology and an explanation from Blackpool Council after a two-year prosecution brought against him by trading standards officers collapsed.

Stuart Holt, managing director of Automart Online, is also demanding to know how much taxpayers' cash has been spent in pursuing charges of conspiracy to defraud against him.

Holt's business sold advertising space for motor vehicles on the web using a no-sale, no-fee charging structure.

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